My aunt - who was a high school English teacher for almost 30 years - got me this Great Courses DVD set on the best practices of teaching. Thought I’d sit down with it and type out my notes here, because I’m such a professional student that I can’t remember much unless I write it down. It’s not so much that I’ll go back and read it, but more that the physical act of writing cements the information into my brain.
And I figured maybe some of you could get something from it, too. So I’ll set my notes down as I watch, and see if anything cool comes out of it.
From The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator from The Great Courses (Professor Patrick N. Allitt from Emory University)
Ok, this is a little boring, but it’s only 1/2 hour lectures - 23 more - and I think this guy might have some really great things to share, so I guess I’ll stick with it for a bit.
Having some classroom management issues this year that I’ve never had before. Partly, I think, because it’s a new school and I’m having trouble figuring some of where administration will help, and partly (I think) because I don’t have as much time to contact parents.
So I’m going to go about this the way a professor showed me when I was working on my MAT: pick three to five things from each chapter that are worth remembering for YOU. So here’s my five for Chapter One: Creating Structure that Works.
More to come.